Mid Michigan Foodie Tour - Greater Lansing Area

Mid Michigan Foodie Tour - Greater Lansing AreaGreater Lansing Area Foodie Tour

Mid Michigan doesn’t just offer the city life, but great recreational events, activities and college life. There are an endless array of local eateries, bakeries and specialty shops that are unique to Michigan. The area is filled with great festivals, sporting events, concerts and agriculture. Take time to enjoy what the locals enjoy.

Gracie's Place, Williamston1. Gracie's Place     
    151 S. Putman Street
    Williamston, MI 48895
    Ph: (517) 655-1100

Imagine the finest ingredients and unbounded creativity brought together to provide you with culinary delight. We invite you to experience just that at Gracie's Place in the heart of Williamston, Michigan. True farm-to-table freshness is coupled with the philosophy that the best meals are made from scratch and kept as natural as possible. No effort is too great, no ingredient too dear. Open seven days a week.

2. State Room, East LansingState Room 
    55 South Harrison Avenue
    East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
    Ph: (517) 432-4000

The State Room prides itself on breaking away from the menu of chain restaurants and offer expertly prepared dishes that will delight your senses. If you aren’t looking for the State Room Restaurant you will miss it as it is nestled within the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. Their outstanding menus include creative appetizers, homemade soups, fresh salads, amazing entrees and sinful desserts. Using the freshest local ingredients is a high priority reflected in their seasonal dishes. Along with their delicious food menus they offer many varieties of Michigan wines for the perfect pouring with any dish. If you are looking for a unique restaurant with amazing local food, then stop in to the State Room.  

3. MSU Dairy Store, East LansingMSU Dairy Store 
    1140 S. Anthony Hall · Farm Lane
    East Lansing, MI 48824
    Ph: (517) 355-7713 ext. 173

The MSU Dairy Store is a great place to treat yourself and family to the freshest ice cream around. They offer 32 flavors, which make picking the one you want even harder. Some of their creative flavors include 4-H Forever, Final Four Fudge Dribble, Gopher More and Sesquicentennial Swirl to name a few. Along with ice cream they sell fresh cheese in flavors of chocolate, jalapeno pepper, cheddar, Dagano and Colby jack. Take a moment out and enjoy their delicious ice cream and cheeses as it will make you come back for more.

4. Burgdorf's Winery, HaslettBurgdorf's Winery 
    5635 Shoeman Rd
    Haslett, MI 48840-9723
    Ph: (517) 655-2883

A boutique winery with a cozy and friendly atmosphere is Burgdorf’s Winery, just east of Lansing. Stop in to taste some of their amazing wines, including their award winning Perfection, a delicious black raspberry/tart cherry wine. Be sure to take some time to peruse the gift shop filled with fun wine-themed gifts. The owners, Deb and Dave, will make your visit even more memorable with great conversation, sharing their passion for making wine. While you're there, they'll even get you started on making your own batch of wine.

5. Wrought Iron Grill, OwossoWrought Iron Grill 
    317 Elm Street
    Owosso, MI 48867
    Ph: (989) 472-9025

A restored old, brick building in downtown Owosso was turned into a magnificent local restaurant. Wrought Iron Grill has a simple atmosphere, and their delicious and complex dished will surprise you. They have developed partnerships with local and regional producers to offer the best local ingredients in season. Their menu offers unique items such as four onion soup, lamb sliders, bleu cheese encrusted sirloin, seafood risotto and pear upside down cake. The presentation of every menu item is mouthwatering and artistic. Throughout the year the restaurant offers many events such as beer and wine appreciation nights. One look at their menu and you will not know what to try first.

6. Uncle John's Cider Mill, Saint JohnsUncle John's Cider Mill 
    8614 U.S. 127
    Saint Johns, MI 48879
    Ph: (989) 224-3686

If you are looking for a fun family destination with delicious food, then Uncle John’s Cider Mill is the place for you. You can buy the freshest produce in season, visit their wonderful gift shop, Fruit House Winery and enjoy yummy treats in the bakery. People come from miles to purchase their homemade breads, pies, fudge, cookies and delicious lunch menu. Along with great food, Uncle John’s has several activities for all ages such as Mini Golf, Train & Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, U-Pick Pumpkins, Nature Trail and so much more. This is truly an amazing Michigan destination for all.

7. Sweetie-Licious, DewittSweetie-licious 
    108 North Bridge Street
    DeWitt, MI 48820
    Ph: (517) 669-9300

Located in the heart of DeWitt is the award winning pie company, Sweetie-licious. The bakery offers a variety of fruit and cream pies, including their famous Tom’s Cheery Cherry Cherry Berry and Ellie’s Cherry Blackberry Pie. Their pies are made with fresh Michigan fruits, which create an explosion of flavor in your mouth. Linda Hundt’s pie making skills have earned her the title of National Pie Champion and brought her national coverage on Food Network and the Today Show. Sweetie-licious is not just a bakery, but a great place to stop for breakfast, soup, salad, or sandwiches. Aromas of their homemade soups, bread and pies fill the bakery everyday.

8. Lansing City MarketLansing City Market
    325 City Market Drive
    Lansing, MI 48912
    Ph: (517) 483-7460 

Lansing City Market is an indoor market that is open year round and located along the Grand River. The market has many great vendors such as Alice’s Kitchen, City Fish, Seif Foods and Bella Harvest to name a few. At lunch on Fridays they offer local live entertainment as you walk around the market. On Saturdays through the growing season, the outdoor Plaza along the Grand River features seasonal, local growers and producers. Stroll through the market and enjoy some of their delicious local food and produce. During warmer months make sure to take time to relax at the picnic tables along the river and take in the beautiful view.

9. Michigan Brewing Company, WebbervilleMidtown Beer Company 
   402 South Washington Avenue
    Lansing, MI 48912

    Ph: (517) 977-1349

Michigan Brewing Company’s beers are hand-crafted with great care providing you with some of the smoothest, most well balanced beers money can buy. From their Wheatland Wheat Beer to their Superior Stout, most of their beers have won awards around the country. Come and enjoy some of their homemade soups and sandwiches along with a nice ice cold MBC or Celis beer. At the brewery they offer a Things Beer Store, which includes beer kits, wine kits, books and many more items that help you brew your own beer or make your own wine. Just try one beer and your taste buds will crave for more.

10. Scrumptious Raspberry/Lemon Scones at Cheeky Monkeys Coffee House, PortlandCheeky Monkeys Coffee House & Bakery 
      176 Kent Street
      Portland, MI 48875
      (517) 647-0031

Located in downtown Portland along the Grand River is Cheeky Monkeys Coffee House. Locals in the area love the fresh, warm bakery items, delicious lunch menu and robust coffees. Cheeky Monkeys is dedicated to buying as many local ingredients as possible and it is reflected in the freshness of all their menu items. Sit on the boardwalk overlooking the river to enjoy fresh fruit smoothies and gelato, or head inside on chilly days for a bowl of their hardy homemade soups. Leave room for a tasty cookie, scone or cinnamon roll, made from scratch daily.

For more culinary destinations, please visit The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Shiawassee County CVB.